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    British PM Hopefuls Clash in TV Debate

    Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his successor, Jeremy Hunt, faced off in a contentious live debate last night focusing on their ability to deliver Brexit and on the evolving diplomatic spat with President Trump, among other issues. Hunt accused his rival of being evasive, saying, “Because Boris never answers the question, we have no idea what a Boris Johnson premiership would be like.” The former London mayor responded by challenging Hunt on a hard deadline for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

    Will this debate matter? Neither candidate made a dramatic impression, experts say, which leaves Johnson as the front-runner in the race to Downing Street.

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